Archive for September 2019

PHOTO – CHICAGO – MICHIGAN AVE – LOOKING N FROM JACKSON BLVD GROUND LEVEL ON SIDEWALK E SIDE OF MICHIGAN – ESPECIALLY NICE BUILDING PANORAMA – PEDESTRIANS – CARS – CTA BUS PULLED UP – THE COKE SIGN – PRUDENTIAL BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION (JUST A HINT ABOVE ART INSTITUTE ROOF AND THROUGH TREES) – I DON’T KNOW, BUT IT “FEELS” LIKE A SATURDAY – A VERY APPEALING PHOTO WHICH STRONGLY CAPTURES TIME AND PLACE – 1953 – EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER   Leave a comment

X PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING N FROM JACKSON GROUND LEVEL - SIDEWALK E SIDE OF MICHIGAN - NICE BUILDING PANORAMA - PEDESTRIANS - CARS - 1953

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Posted September 28, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – RIVER AND WACKER DRIVE AT WABASH BRIDGE (BOTTOM CENTER) AND SURROUNDINGS – AERIAL PANORAMA LOOKING E – NOTE: RAIL YARD AND SHEDS ALONG N SIDE OF RIVER AND HYDROX ICE CREAM SIGN JUST BEHIND – JEWELERS’ BUILDING ON RIGHT (1927) – WRIGLEY BUILDING (1924) LEFT CENTER – TINTED – LATE 1920s   1 comment

A POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RIVER AND WACKER DRIVE AT WABASH BRIDGE - AERIAL PANORAMA LOOKING E - JEWELERS' BUILDING ON RIGHT (1927) - WRIGLEY BUILDING (1924) LEFT CENTER - TINTED - LATE1920s

Posted September 26, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – MADISON STREET – E FROM 5TH AVE (NOTE: FROM 1879 TO 1912, WELLS STREET WAS CALLED 5TH AVE, A NAME YOU WILL SEE ON OTHER POSTCARDS – THE STREET HAD GAINED A BAD REPUTATION AND WELLS WAS NAMED FOR A CAPTAIN KILLED AT THE BATTLE OF FORT DEARBORN SO THE RENAMING PROTECTED HIS REPUTATION AND REVEALED SOMETHING ABOUT THE CITY’S SENSIBILITIES FOR SURE) – SLIGHTLY ELEVATED VIEW – CABLE CARS – WAGONS – VOGELSANG RESTAURANT – CROWDS – TINTED – c1905   Leave a comment

A POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MADISON STREET - E FROM 5TH AVE (NOTE FROM 1879 TO 1912 WELLS STREET WAS CALLED 5TH AVE)- THE STREET ADA - SLIGHTLY ELEVATED VIEW - CABLE CARS - WAGONS - VOGELSANG RESTAURANT - CROWDS - TINTED - c1905

Posted September 25, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

PHOTO – CHICAGO – WELL-DRESSED WOMAN PLEASANTLY PEEKING THROUGH HER SCARF ON AN UNKNOWN STREET – I LIKE THE SMILE IN HER EYES – EARLY STAGE OF THE GREAT BLIZZARD OF 1967 – EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER   Leave a comment

A PHOTO - CHICAGO - WOMAN PEAKING THROUGH HER SCARF ON UNKNOWN STREET - EARLY STAGE OF GREAT BLIZZARD OF 1967

Posted September 25, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – VERNON AVE N OF 71ST STREET (NOTE THE 7 WAS WAS WRITTEN REVERSED) – GRAND CROSSING NEIGHBORHOOD – A FAIRLY REPRESENTATIVE STREET IN A NUMBER OF SOUTH SIDE NEIGHBORHOODS WITH PARKWAYS AND TREE-LINED – TWO- AND THREE-FLOOR BRICK WALK-UPS (NOTE: HALF-BASEMENT APARTMENT WINDOWS LOWER RIGHT) – BRICK WAS THE CITY’S DOMINANT BUILDING MATERIAL – 1913   Leave a comment

A POSTCARD - CHICAGO - VERNON AVE N OF 71ST STREET (NOTE THE 7 WAS WAS WRITTEN REVERSED) - GRAND CROSSING NEIGHBORHOOD - A FAIRLY REPRESENTATIVE STREET IN A NUMBER OF NEIGHBORHOODS -1913

Posted September 25, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – HOTEL LA SALLE – LA SALLE AND MADISON – THE RED ROOM – THE VERY HEIGHT OF OLD-FASHIONED BELLE ÉPOQUE HOTEL ELEGANCE – ITS ONLY REAL COMPETITOR FOR THIS QUALITY WAS I THINK THE BLACKSTONE – TINTED – 1910   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL LA SALLE - THE RED ROOM - TINTED - 1910

Posted September 23, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – HOTEL LA SALLE – LA SALLE AND MADISON – THE EAST ROOM – VERY NICE VERSION – TINTED – 1910   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL LA SALLE - THE EAST ROOM - TINTED - 1910

Posted September 23, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized